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MPD Officer Arrested for First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor

Monday, March 16, 2015

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, March 16, 2015, at approximately 9:00 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 45-year-old Darrell Best of Upper Marlboro, MD pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, charging him with First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor. 

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, a 16 year old female reported to the Metropolitan Police Department that she was the victim of a First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor on three separate occasions, starting in December 2014.  The perpetrator of these offenses was an off-duty MPD Officer Darrell Best, who is the pastor of her church God-A Second Chance Ministry Church located on Southern Avenue SE. As a result of an investigation initiated by MPD detectives of the Youth Investigations Division, a DC Superior Court arrest warrant was issued on Sunday, March 15, 2015 charging Darrell Best with First Degree Sex Abuse of a Minor. He was arrested in Largo, MD.

Detectives from the Youth Investigations Division are continuing their investigation of this offense and any related offenses.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Youth Investigations Division (202) 576-6768 or the Command Information Center (202) 727-9099.  Information may also be submitted anonymously by text to 50411